Experience Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp with Aerosmith's Steven Tyler

Experience Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp with Aerosmith's Steven Tyler

American Express Travel is offering an exclusive five-night Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp Vacation package to Gold Cardmembers, which will be headlined by Steven Tyler, lead singer of Aerosmith, and will feature live performances, jam sessions and CD recordings with other musical legends, including Bruce Kulick (KISS), Duff McKagan (Velvet Revolver, Guns N' Roses), and other music industry heavyweights. The Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp kicks off April 29, 2009, in Hollywood, CA, and is available through American Express' Gold Card Destinations program, which provides Gold Charge Cardmembers access to a wide variety of exclusive, unique travel and entertainment packages.

Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp participants will rehearse daily with the rock star counselors, write and record an original song at the world-famous Capital Studios in the Capitol Records building, and play live at the legendary Whisky A Go Go on Sunset Strip. During the camp, Steven Tyler will field questions from participants and share insights and stories from his career. At the closing night concert, the camp will auction off autographed memorabilia donated by Tyler to benefit MusiCares, an organization that provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need.

"We are always looking for new and creative ways to combine our Cardmembers' passion for travel with their other passions, such as food, fashion, sports and music," said Christopher Fred, vice president of Gold Card Marketing. "Cardmembers who are fans of rock 'n' roll will find that this American Express Vacations package for the Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp provides them with many great benefits and access other attendees won’t get."

Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp Package Details
The five-night Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp package is $9,775 per person and Cardmembers must book by April 17, 2009. The vacation package includes:

• Five nights accommodation at Andaz West Hollywood
• All meals (except Saturday evening, May 2)
• Exclusive Cardmember luncheon with rock star counselors
• Five days of rehearsals and instruction (musical instruments provided during the camp)
• CD of recording session at Capitol Studios
• DVD of live performance at Whisky A Go Go
• Launch party at Gibson Showroom in Beverly Hills
• Transportation to and from all camp events
• A welcome gift bag and additional hotel amenities and services

Cardmembers will also receive a variety of Gold Card Destinations and American Express Vacations special benefits, including:

• Double Membership Reward® points
• $100 Annual Travel Benefit Statement Credit
• $100 American Express® Gift Cheque
• $50 "Next Vacation Bonus" toward a future American Express Vacations package
• $50 "Next Vacation Bonus" for Friends and Family toward a future American Express Vacations package

Participating Rock 'N' Roll legends include Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), Todd Rundgren, Alan White (YES), Bruce Kulick (KISS), Duff McKagan (Velvet Revolver, Guns N’ Roses), Eddie Kramer (Producer, Engineer – Led Zeppelin, KISS, Hendrix), Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad), Mark Hudson (Producer, Songwriter – Aerosmith, Ringo Starr, Ozzy Osbourne), Sandy Gennaro (Bo Diddley, Joan Jett), Steve Lukather (TOTO), KipWinger (WINGER); Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne), Carmen Apice (Vanilla Fudge), Elliot Elliston (The Cars), Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats), Billy Morrison (The Cult), Earl Slick (David Bowie, John Lennon), Teddy Andreadis (Alice Cooper, Guns N' Roses), and special guest, Guy Fieri, Rock 'N' Roll Master Chef from the Food Network.

Gold Card Destination offers are updated each month at www.americanexpress.com/goldtravel. In addition to current travel offers, the website provides a variety of travel-related resources and a complete list of benefits and services offered on the Gold Card to assist Cardmembers with their travel planning.

For more information or to book the Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp Vacation Package, please visit www.americanexpress.com/goldtravel or call 1-866-297-9491.